Partisan Records is thrilled to announce the signing of Los Angeles-based artist, Sam Burton, and the release of his new song: “Maria”. 

Maria” is the first taste of Burton’s upcoming album, ‘Dear Departed, which was produced by Jonathan Wilson (Angel Olsen, Father John Misty, Margo Price) at his Topanga Canyon studio with some of the best studio players in LA.

 The album won’t be announced until early April, but this mid-album highlight perfectly showcases Burton’s knack for mining pure Laurel Canyon AM gold. Pastoral string arrangements bloom in the background of Sam’s striking honeyed vocals – like a modern-day CampbellOrbison, or Nilsson.

Together, Wilson and Burton achieved a sound that doesn’t descend into retro pastiche, but rather becomes an evocative echo, a dream of the past. In scope, it finds Burton using a far bigger canvas than on his acclaimed 2020 debut ‘I Can Go With You, giving the emotions therein a new sense of urgency and intensity.

In Sam’s own words: “‘Maria’ is a song of brief redemption. It’s seeing a shape in the soft light and trusting it’s there even though it’s not defined.”

A bit more on Sam – he was born and raised outside of Salt Lake City in what he calls a “truck stop town,” but moved to LA to pursue music. In the last year he’s toured with Loving and Jose Gonzalez. He recently wrapped up a three week residency at Los Angeles’ Club TeeGee, and is currently out on the road with Weyes Blood. The tour hits the UK next week and Sam will be back in September to play End of the Road

08 FEB 2023 / UK / London / Roundhouse *
09 FEB 2023 / UK / Bristol / SWX *
10 FEB 2023 / UK / Glasgow / QMU *
13 FEB 2023 / UK / Manchester / O2 Ritz *
14 FEB 2023 / UK / Brighton / Chalk *
31 AUG – 03 SEP / Dorset, UK / End of the Road Festival

* supporting Weyes Blood

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